The F/RD

Road race performance designed to go the distance.
F/RD is an all-round race bike with aero-optimized tube shapes, precise handling and is extremely light weight. Increased vertical compliance allows this race performance design to go the distance. The frame design is a result of in-house product development in collaboration with industry-leading frame designers.
Estimated weight
7.50 kg
Estimated price
3 673,-

Pre-Order yours now!

Be ready for next season. We are now taking pre-orders for the F/RD. Delivering Spring 2022

By placing a pre-order you will be sure to receive your bike at the earliest possible delivery date in Spring 2022 and also benefit from a price-freeze, protecting you from any coming price increases. The Pre-Order option will give you access to the Aero-Box free of charge along with other special offers and updates during the winter months.

As always, each one of our bikes is built for you at our Workshop in Oslo and are shipped based on order of the pre-orders received. You will also be given special behind the scenes access to the completion of the 2022 batch of F/RD frames. On a later date we will open the configurator for you to confirm your specifications and pay the balance. At that time, you will finalize your bike’s colour, size and component specifications. Shipping is available Worldwide.

* Deposit is 100% refundable should you decide to cancel your purchase within 2 weeks following estimated date of delivery. Please read the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Custom Setup

Once your bike is ready for assembly, you can choose from a curated selection of components to build your ultimate adventure bike.

Full Refund

Secure your place in the queue now, should you choose to cancel your order, you will receive a full refund.

Signature Series

A Limited Edition Signature Series paint is available only during the pre-order campaign. This exclusive, transparent paint has a metallic flake while still making the Carbon weave visable. The logo is Red Morell

Features and design highlights

• NACA Airfoil tube shapes with truncated tails for optimal weight / aero balance and increased torsional stiffness.

• Wide-stance Aero-optimized fork legs decrease airflow pressure around the wheel for drag-reduction.

• Full internal cable routing (Token A-Box)

• Incredibly low 845g frame weight. 

• “IBS Light” (Integrated Bikepacking System) hidden 64mm attachment under top-tube with dedicated Aero-Box storage.  

• All-Round capabilities with 32mm tire clearance.

• Hidden aero seat-post wedge

• Reversible aero seatpost, offering 0 and 25mm set-back in one post. 

• Intuitive Fit Road geometry - 5 sizes to fit nearly every rider.

• T47 Bottom Bracket eliminates irritating creaking noises.

• Subtly Curved Sea-Stays for increased comfort.

• Cable routing for mechanical and electronic shifting

• UCI Approved (pending)

Smart Aero

We set out to design the ultimate, do-it-all versatile race bike with light weight, advanced aerodynamics and agile handling, but without any of the bulk of the previous generation of Aero Road bikes. To achieve this, the frame’s head-tube, down-tube, seat-tube and seat-stays utilize NACA Airfoil tube shapes with truncated tails for optimal weight/aero balance and increased torsional stiffness.

Up front, the wide-stance Aero-Optimized fork legs decrease airflow pressure around the wheel for drag-reduction. This advanced airfoil profile takes advantage of new UCI rules for maximum aerodynamic efficiency and minimum weight.

“IBS Light” (Integrated Bikepacking System)

We’ve adapted our ground-breaking IBS in a practical, lightweight version on the F/RD. The Aero-Box is included with your Pre-Order. 

Hidden 64mm mounting inserts under the top-tube can be fitted with a dedicated Aero-Box utilizing Fidlock™ attachments allowing the Aero Box to be attached and removed in seconds. With space for a rain jacket, ride food, spares and tools or a small camera, the Aero-Box is the ideal companion for long rides.

Intelligent Integration

Marginal gains are great if you are a pro-tour rider, we get it. We also know that not every rider has a team of professional mechanics and a team bus supporting them, so we incorporated the Token A-Box system for integrated cable routing.

The A-Box system allows the cables to run outside of the bar and stem and enter the frame through the headset. You get all of the advantages of fully internal cable routing without the hassles of complicated designs and proprietary parts. Any standard bar and stem combination can be used, making set-up, service and travel easy for the rider. To achieve a fully integrated system, we utilize an bar/stem combination and aerodynamic spacers which hide the cables completely from the wind before they enter the frame.

 

No more ugly, impractical external cables. Boom.

All-Round capabilities

Rough roads? Dirt Roads? No sweat! We increased tire clearance to a whopping 32mm giving space for ever-increasing modern rim and tire shapes for riding on more types of surfaces.

Borrowing from its older sibling, the F/AR, the F/RD also gets a toned- down version of the Curved Seat-Stays proven so effective for increasing vertical compliance. More comfort means less fatigue, allowing you to ride stronger, over longer distances.

 Reversible aero seatpost (Smart-Fit)

As our understanding of bio-dynamics advances, rider positioning is also improving and challenging old-school thinking on bike-fitting. On the F-RD, you no longer need to choose between 0 and 25mm setback setposts thanks to a unique, reversible design allowing a plethora of positions in one single seatpost

Future-Proof Design

We’ve incorporated all the latest bells and whistles into the F/RD, to make sure your bike will be modern for many years to come!

 

The T47 threaded Bottom Bracket eliminates irritating creaking noises while still allowing the stiffness and efficiency of the 30mm crank spindle. Flat-Mount disc brakes are the new standard, offering compact design which can be tucked away neatly in the frame’s design.

 

Hyperlight 12mm through-axles offer incredible stiffness at a mere 53g of weight. Adding the through-axle to the design dramatically increases front and rear end rigidity, making the bike more responsive to the rider’s input, more precise and more predictable. You will be carving lines on harrowing descents and beak-neck crit races alike.

Feather-weight

Optimized design and advanced manufacturing techniques have allowed us to produce a robust, yet feather-light carbon fiber frameset. Weighing in at an incredible sub-850g, the F/RD is the perfect weapon for everything from alpine ascents, granfondos and local crit racing.

Thor Hushovd Signature Series

As a contribution to our favourite charity, for every bike sold, Fara and Thor will buy one Buffalo Bike to be donated through World Bicycle Relief

With a closet full of Tour de France Green and Yellow jerseys and even the coveted Rainbow Jersey, Thor hushovd is a man who needs little introduction. Winning the UCI World Cycling Men’s Professional Championships in 2010 gave him the honour of wearing the Rainbow stripes for the rest of his career. His impact on the sport is undeniable, he is a Statesman, a Champion and a true Icon.

Since his retirement, Thor has shifted his focus to entrepreneurship and has been a key figure in Fara Cycling's development since the early days. His leadership and achievements are an inspiration for all of us. Building a bike for a World Champion is not something we take lightly, attention to smallest details and a level of perfection is what we call "the norm".


Pre-Order and prices

 

• Frameset only purchase is available for NOK 24,990 (€2499).

 

• Fara Cycling F/RD with Shimano Ultegra R8020 disc brake groupset, Fulcrum Racing 4 DB wheelset and 3T Ergonova PRO Cockpit - NOK 34,990. (€3490).

 

• Upgrade to Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 Groupset, +NOK 10,000 (€1000).

 

For 2022 Pricing, explore the setup options

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Fara is old norse and means «to journey».

We get our inspiration from the explorers before us, those who battled the cold, hostile and remote lands of Norway. The journey continues in our designs, in our desire to roam freely. We want to go faster, to thrive regardless of the conditions. This exploration has lead us to our most  dynamic and light weight bike to date. No nonsense, just purpose-built for endurance whatever challenge is being thrown at it.